ERIC Number: EJ356004
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Capillarity--a Lesson in the Epistemology of Physics.
McCaughan, J. B. T.
Physics Education, v22 n2 p100-06 Mar 1987
Uses capillarity as an example of a problem in physics which has been explained mathematically in two different ways. Argues that only one explanation is indeed valid and demonstrates this opinion through experimentation and discussions. Proposes that mathematics should be used in physics as a tool to predict, not to explain. (TW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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